When I chose the first cycling journey nothing was clear to me. What is useful and what is not, how to attach to the bike and where the squeeze? I confess with shame, the hair dryer in hot Greece does not quite passed the examination.. And what color to choose a sleeping bag? No, it's not my question (lucky me), but once I was asked any, and the only answer what I came to my mind was, "and what do you like"?
Because of the time discussing with fellow travelers about this and always everyone has their "most-toolbox" I decided to make a list of your. I'm not going to describe the entire inventory, but things, that really work on the go. It may be useful to someone my "patents"?
1. Heater (and of course the cup or small pot)
In the morning I do not know my name, and decipher puzzles of this cyclical helps me tea and coffee. I will not move from the spot as you do not eat breakfast and do not need a drink of – so to say – stimulants. I have a stove, but I often stay in places with access to electricity - then to boil water is enough for me electric heater. Only in South Korea, I could not use it too much - wywalała plugs L
I met many travelers, who repented, with no heater and could not get her on the road. Coffee or tea "on the town" have cost a lot so we save a lot of your heater stubborn and give advice to cook pasta. It should be!
I can not do without them. Cure for all, especially Asian noises (although sometimes with stoppers do not give advice). I would recommend this to a hand molding, especially companies APTEO CARE (dobrze się ucha trzymają 😉
3. Sponge for washing
Who would have thought, that is such an essential gadget. A jednak! The sponge absorbs water, and thanks to her washing in the proverbial glass of water is feasible – brings a feeling of freshness, as if it was a wypluskali in the shower. And this one sharper side in the morning and evening, improves blood circulation better domywa dirt. Note - in Asia not to buy (!).
4. Slippers flip-flops or
How many times thanks to them, I was even able to take advantage of the Asian "bathroom". Ba - time and peace, which rags and water for months, either, and he had never seen! Surprisingly, I have a problem with buying a really lightweight flip-flops in Poland, but in Asia you can buy them at every corner.
5. Quench collapsible backpack (Decathlon)
It cost less than 20 PLN - 2 USD, similar example can be found. firmy Tatonka, but much more expensive. Size of a fist after rolling, weight can 100 gram. A revelation to me - I keep it documents and money and needed little things. I put the whole bag to the front of the steering wheel (Ortlieb). When I stop somewhere not only removes the bag off my backpack. This is also useful simply to take with you, eg. for sightseeing or shopping, when I'm not cycling.
6. Quench inflatable pillow (Decathlon)
You can say, carriage cushions that are already burżujstwo.. They have not yet done, Head placing folded clothes, but this small lightweight inflatable cushion quickly liked.
7. A small padlock
I use it to close the bag Ortlieb during air transport (info below) and closing the tent, I'm more or simply somewhere to camp. Obviously - as someone wants to steal something easily find a way, but the risk, that will win something "because that passed that way" is already much lower.
8. Computers - netbooks, I-pad, or other
For these, who write such. blog or on the network while traveling for essential. Internet cafes in some places disappear (for example,. Japan), their use is not convenient and the use of e-banking or dangerous websites. Wifi access in many places already widespread. Unfortunately, equipment is a big load of baggage.
9. Phone for two sim cards or "dual sim".
My unfortunately is weak (Sony Xperia), but the same option of having a slot for a second sim card really works - one is a debit card Poland and the other Local. No need to constantly translate etc.
10. Smartphone at all
Setting off on a journey I did not have a smartphone, but soon realized, with the help of travel and bought the cheapest model in the Philippines. Although my knowledge of the equipment is still in its infancy, I do not know what I'd do without a map, eg. Google Maps or Locus Pro, to show me through satellite navigation where I am. Thanks to them, do not wander (or a little wander), I find important objects on the map, check the distance. Not to mention the many other, useful applications.
11. Others - Mounting Tape, Zipy very handy for quick repairs such. zero. Sometimes such stopgap lasts and lasts..
1. Bag to carry the bike "self-made"
Were home-made by a neighbor, material is probably tilt gardening (very durable, but I could not get better – material had to be light, because I am carrying a bag on the bike). Previously, I had a few years similar, sewn by leather craftsman of the two largest Ruthenian plaid bags. Both were sewn to size, according to my idea. Dimension 150 x 100 x 30 cm. The base is a strong ears, which form the strip pierced by the bottom of the bag.
The bag comes in handy especially during air transport, but sometimes also by rail (for example,. in Italy it was impossible to take the bike to the high-speed train, and already in the bag and yes). Although I try, that I am not always able to skombinować cardboard. With a bag just find a few smaller cartons, bubble wrap, pack the bike and put it in the bag. With ears alone am able to carry the bag over short distances, eg. the airport.
The second application - I often use it as a tarp under the tent. Bag, nothing is, tent less to destroy, not gets wet from the bottom and by the way does a little vestibule.
The use of extreme – I was even worse when such. not so warm sleeping bag and przymarzałam night was the last resort bag, which was covered up. This happened only a few times, ale naprawdę trzymała ciepło 🙂
2. Ortlieb bag on the trunk - the largest dimension, ie. 150 cm long and thinnest material (are probably the two thick)
This is how it Ortlieb waterproof and every day I am carrying it on the trunk of a tent and bag on the bike but the place is much more. This is useful when, when you need to transport the pouch nicely - especially during air transport. I throw out there 3 panniers and a tent, Roll and padlocked shut, Strengthening the tape and sometimes I give.
Of course, for this purpose can be used even if the Ruthenian bag plain webbing bag - I did so for many years. Now I have Ortlieb and also adored.
3. Leg to the front wheel bicycle
No bo to, leg to the bike that is useful to me as clear as daylight! I bought this bike with the benefit of inventory and it is a boon in the full sense of the word. I put the bike where I want to, saddlebags loaded front wheel does not swing out - and not so, from anywhere you can quickly find him some support. I know, many people consider it to be unnecessary ballast, but I love this gadget.
So many things come to mind. If someone has their favorite travel gadgets and solutions - we will know them. Pozdrower!